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Lesson Information

New Location (09/17)

10B Esplanade (near MacDonald Chisholm and Young St)

Basics, Intermediate & Advanced Classes ($10/night)

Basics I, II, III consecutive (7 pm 5, 5, & 4 wks, respectively)

Mondays, Sep 11 to Dec 18  (no class Thanksgiving)

Int/Adv (7pm 12 wks) Tuesdays, Sep 12 to Nov 28

Supervised Practice ($5/night 7 pm) Wednesdays start Sep 6

For more information

Call Jo Ann at

 902.899.0545

or Visit

JoAnn's Bridge School

Facebook Page

for additional information

 
Welcome
LION and SKUNK TEAM GAME

The Annual Lion and Skunk Team Game, will be held Saturday October 28, 2017 at the Pictou United Church, 47 James St, Pictou beginning at 9:30 am (Note: games are sanctioned MPs to be earned)

Please sign-up your TEAM before Thursday October 19 (on a sheet) or by email to tdbc.manager2017@gmail.com before Oct 21st.

Last updated : Oct 14, 2017 17:19 HAA
North American Pairs (NAPs) District Finals 2017-2018

Flight A (Saturday, October 28) and Flight C (Sunday, October 29), hosted at the Moncton Duplicate Bridge Club, Riverview Place, 720 Coverdale Dr, Riverview NB

Flight B (Saturday,November 4), hosted at the MCG Bridge Studio, Halifax NS 

Winners at district level then go onto the National level.

Last updated : Oct 19, 2017 11:55 HAA
Annual Halloween Party

For our annual Halloween Party Come join us Monday October 30, 2017; 6:00 pm for refreshments prior to the Bridge game.

DRESS IS BLACK AND WHITE

Please bring food items to share, if desired; Give them a name in keeping with the season i.e.ghoulish galettes; devilish dip

VOTE ON THE BEST FOOD ITEM/NAME AND COSTUME -- PRIZES AWARDED ♠ 

 

Last updated : Oct 14, 2017 17:26 HAA
Need A Partner?

We have Bridge two afternoons (Tue, Wed) and two evenings (Mon, Thu) per week

Need a partner... Give Bernadette a call

        902.897.7319      

Last updated : Oct 11, 2017 15:27 HAA
October is Jane Johnson Club Appreciation Month

For this event we will be holding Swiss Team and Pair games for each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday session.

TEAMS - Oct 2 (Mon), Oct 19 (Thu), Oct 31 (Tue); MPs - 5% gold (Max 0.25), 81.8% section rated black

Pairs - Oct 5 (Thu), Oct 16 (Mon), Oct 24 (Tue); MPs - 81.8% section rated black

All Club Appreciation Games are $3.00

Last updated : Oct 11, 2017 15:34 HAA
Zero Tolerance

♠ Truro Duplicate Bridge Club adheres to a Zero Tolerance Policy where

one must treat their partner and opponents in a friendly and polite manner.

 Call for a director if someone's behaviour at your table makes you feel uncomfortable.

Last updated : Sep 5, 2017 20:55 HAA
Overcoming Entry Problems with Jo Ann Lynds

Suggested Bidding:

South has a balanced hand with 20 high-card points plus 1 length point for the five-card suit.  That's ideal for an opening 2NT bid when the partnership range is 20-21 points.  With 6 high-card points plus 1point for the five-card club suit, North has enough to raise to game.

Opening Lead:

Against 3NT, West leads the ♠ 6.  Declarer plays the ♠ 5 from dummy and East plays the ♠ 8.

Planning the Play:

Declarer needs nine tricks.  After the spade lead, declarer has two spade tricks, a heart, a diamond, and five club tricks.

However, there is a potential problem since the club suit is blocked and there is no immediate entry to reach the club winners in dummy.  How can the problem be solved?

 

If Declarer wins the first trick with one of dummy's spade honours or the ♠10 in Declarer' hand, Declarer will have no entry to dummy's clubs.  There will be no link card in spades to use the suit as an entry to dummy.  If Declarer leads a low spade, West can prevent Declarer reaching the dummy by winning the ♠K.  The defenders can then hold Declarer to at most seven tricks: two spades, a heart, two diamonds, and two clubs.

Instead, Declarer has to win the first trick with the ♠ Ace, keeping the ♠10 and ♠4 as link cards.  Declarer unblocks the clubs by taking the ♣A and ♣K.  Then Declarer leads a spade.  West can win the ♠ K, but Declarer now has a spade entry to dummy to take the remaining club winners, and a link card, the ♠10 or ♠4, to get there.

Conclusion:

Declarer's Plan:

If you have enough tricks, take them, being aware of the need for entries.

Overcoming Entry Problems:

Keep an Entry, the ♠ Q-J, with the suit being developed, clubs.

Keep a lower-ranking link card, the ♠10 or ♠4 to get to dummy's entry.

Hand courtesy of Audrey Grant's ENTRIES - Five Steps to Overcome Entry Problems

 

 

 

 

Last updated : Sep 5, 2017 22:50 HAA
Calendar
Fri October 20, 2017
District 194 AGM Agenda Items Deadline
(submit to TDBC manager before 4 pm) 4:00
Mon October 23, 2017
Monday, Pairs $3
7:00PM
Director: Andrew
Tue October 24, 2017
Jane Johnson CA, Tuesday Afternoon, Pairs $3
1:00 PM
Director: Jamie
Results
Thu October 19, 2017
Jane Johnson CA, Thursday, TEAMS $3
7:00 PM
Director: Boyd Wells
Wed October 18, 2017
Wednesday Afternoon, Open pairs, $2
1:00 PM
Director: L Cock
Tue October 17, 2017
Club championship - Yould Memorial - Tuesday Afternoon, Pairs $4
1:00 PM
Director: Bob Dorland
Calendar
Fri October 20, 2017
District 194 AGM Agenda Items Deadline
(submit to TDBC manager before 4 pm) 4:00
Mon October 23, 2017
Monday, Pairs $3
7:00PM
Director: Andrew
Tue October 24, 2017
Jane Johnson CA, Tuesday Afternoon, Pairs $3
1:00 PM
Director: Jamie
Results
Thu October 19, 2017
Jane Johnson CA, Thursday, TEAMS $3
7:00 PM
Director: Boyd Wells
Wed October 18, 2017
Wednesday Afternoon, Open pairs, $2
1:00 PM
Director: L Cock
Tue October 17, 2017
Club championship - Yould Memorial - Tuesday Afternoon, Pairs $4
1:00 PM
Director: Bob Dorland